Get in shape, become a roadrunner!
In November 85, on a nasty rainy Sunday I ran 13 miles (more than 20 kms) After a very hot bath it still took me 3 days to recover. But how proud I was!
On Friday December the 13th my only child died in a traffic-accident at the age of 16 and my future suddenly became one big black hole. However I promised him on his grave to run a marathon sacred to his memory.
After an extreemly difficult periode of incredible grieve I put on my running shoes again. Driven by enormous will-power I started to prepare. Fortunately nobody could see that a lot of sweat was actually teardrops. In November 1986 I ran the New York Marathon. A distance of more then 26 miles. (42 km and 195 meters to be exact) I passed the finish line after 4 hours and 20 minutes and to my surprise I left more then 11.000 people behind me.
Since then I have completed another two NY marathons, many half-marathons and running has become a lifestyle.
What I want to share with you is how running changed my life in such a positive way. Despite of the tragedy that happened, which could have ruined my life forever, I enjoy life again. So:
Improve your life, get a pair of running shoes and show that
YOU CAN DO IT !
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